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Title Great Father, your children the Onondagas have sent me to you and they ask you to open your ears to me and hear the talk which they have sent by me to you... [manuscript]: Albany, [N.Y.], speech, 1844 Apr. 4
Author La Fort, Abram (c.1794-1848)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Speech, Apr. 4, 1844, delivered by La Fort on behalf of the Onondagas to the Great Father, presumably New York governor William Bouck, regarding the tribe’s desire to contest land claims of persons claiming Onondaga descent, to preserve all remaining lands, and to receive only the interest, not the principal, for lands sold previously.
Names La Fort, Abram (c.1794-1848); Bouck, William C. (1786-1859)
Places Onondaga County, New York, United States
Keywords land tenure, land claim, government relations, government, governor, property, money
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Principal chief of the Onondagas, also known as Tehatkatons.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 485
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue